Building on the success
of his previous titles, Close Up and Identical, Martin Schoeller's Portraits is cause for celebration. The illustrious photographer's full range of expression is on display in this unprecedented gathering of editorial images. With an impressive amount of variety and scale, Schoeller shares his his signature compositional imagination alongside the wry wit that animates his work. Whether portraits of political leaders, Hollywood stars, business entrepreneurs, or contemporary music royalty
, these images are as daring as they are exacting, playful, and precise. Regardless of the subject and setting, Schoeller's photographs seemingly come to life. While Portraits will surely thrill devoted fans, it will also attract new admirers with images they've noted in top magazines. Every frame in this expansive volume is touched with Schoeller's distinctive flare for eating meticulously realized worlds-and onfirm that he's a talent that consistently sets the limits
of photographic portraiture. Martin Schoeller was born in Munich, Germany, in 1968. He began his career as a photographer by assisting Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996. After his departure, he focused on his freelance career by shooting portraits of people he met on the street, which attracted widespread recognition. Since 1998 his images have been published in esteemed publications including GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, and TIME, among many others
. In 1999 he began working for The New Yorker as a contributing portrait photographer alongside Richard Avedon. Schoeller's photographs have been exhibited all over the globe and are included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Schoeller has previously published two books with teNeues: Close Up in 2005 and Identical in 2012. He lives in New York.